Three Quarto Books Listed on the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017

January 24, 2017

Three Quarto Titles have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.”

The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.

We are very proud to have the following three titles selected on the list:

  • Amelia Earhart – Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
  • Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings – Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
  • The Hello Atlas – Wide Eyed Editions

 A preview of the Notable Social Studies list is available on the CBC site. 

 Quarto had four titles selected in the 2016 list. 

Quarto Author Peter Dazeley Awarded The British Empire Award

January 19, 2017

Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity.

The British Empire Medal is described by gov.uk as “Awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This could be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration (3 to 4 years) that has made a significant difference.” And is part of the Queen’s Honours system.

The system recognises people who have, made achievements in public life, committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. They’ll usually have made life better for other people or be outstanding at what they do.

From Dazeley’s success as a photographer he was able to give back to communities by donating his time as a photographer, to a variety of different charities. In his career he has guided and inspired the young through his mentoring in photography and  has also donated his skills to charities in support of their campaigns. Described as ‘the working class gong’ the British Empire Medal prize trophies long term commitment to charities.

Now at the age of 68, Dazeley is still working hard and can look back with great satisfaction at what he has achieved. He will be meeting the Queen later on this year to receive his award. 

Jeannine Dillon, Editorial Director, Race Point Publishing, Named PW Star Watch 2016 Honoree

September 16, 2016

This week, US trade magazine Publishers Weekly unveiled their 2016 PW Star Watch list which recognizes some of the best and brightest young talent in the publishing business.

We are thrilled that Jeannine Dillon, Editorial Director for Race Point Publishing and based in Quarto's New York office, has made it onto the list. She was specifically praised for her work on the Color Me series.

Jeannine Dillon joined Quarto in 2012 from HarperCollins and has been Editorial Director for Race Point Publishing ever since. Race Point Publishing delivers authoritative content in a broad range of categories, including cooking, art technique, craft, entertainment, and the natural sciences and strives to produce books with popular authors and artists from around the world, who can deliver expert content in a clear and concise way to beginners and experts alike.

The Quarto Group Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Structure

July 25, 2016

LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group:

Ken Fund, currently President & CEO, Quarto Publishing Group USA, will become Chief Operating Officer of The Quarto Group.

In this new global role, Ken will lead the company’s commercial management. In addition to leading global Publishing Operations and global IT infrastructure and systems, Ken will now lead the Sales teams and be tasked with exploring new distribution channels and markets.

Ken has over 30 years of experience in the publishing industry and has been a successful, trusted and respected leader of Quarto for over 15 years. Prior to joining Quarto, Ken held several leadership positions at Dino DeLaurentiis Productions, Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins San Francisco. Ken is a graduate of SUNY Oswego and holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University.

David Breuer, currently Director, Quarto International Co-editions Group, will become Chief Creative Officer of The Quarto Group.
In this new global role, David will lead the creative management of the business.

David joined Quarto in 2011. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked for the art publishers Phaidon Press and with André Deutsch. He was Managing Director of the art publishers and bookshop chain Zwemmer, Commercial Director for the Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums of Brighton, and was for 15 years the Chief Executive of Royal Academy Enterprises organizing the business activities of London's Royal Academy of Arts. He is also the founder of Iqon Editions.

David Inman, currently Managing Director, Quarto Publishing Group UK will become Managing Director, Quarto Partners.

In this newly created role, David will manage our new entrepreneurial business, Quarto Partners. He will have ownership of Quarto’s distribution services across the US and the UK, with an objective to develop further distribution and partnership agreements. He will also manage Quarto’s international joint ventures and look for opportunities for growth around the world, in both English and foreign language. 

David first joined Quarto as Sales and Marketing Director in 2009 before returning as Managing Director of Quarto Publishing Group UK in 2013, following a period with Templar Publishing. A graduate of Cambridge University, David began his career with Macmillan Publishers. In 1990, he co-founded TV tie-in publisher Boxtree which grew from a start-up company to an £8 million business, prior to its later acquisition by Macmillan. He then held several senior management positions with Hachette Illustrated in Paris and Octopus Publishing.

Quarto Foreign Rights, People and Communications will continue to report to CEO Marcus Leaver.

Marcus E. Leaver, CEO of The Quarto Group, commented: "Ken, David and David have been trusted senior leaders of Quarto for many years and I have every faith in them to make these new roles a success. These changes all support the next chapter of Quarto’s story, which we will fully unveil later this year.

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For Further Information
Dorothée de Montgolfier
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020 7700 9002

About The Quarto Group
The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated non-fiction book publisher and distribution group, whose mission is to make and sell great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.

Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest.

Quarto sells books across 45 countries and in 35 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.

Quarto employs over 400 talented people in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit quartoknows.com or follow us on Twitter at @TheQuartoGroup.

Four Quarto Authors Nominated for The Readable Feast Cookbook Awards

May 11, 2016

BOSTON — Four Quarto Publishing Group authors have been nominated for cookbook awards at the first annual The Readable Feast festival in Boston, MA.

Nominated authors are Andy Husbands (Wicked Good Burgers), Katie Chudy (Superfood Sandwiches), Kate Weiler (Real Fit Kitchen), and Morgan Morano (The Art of Making Gelato).

The Readable Feast, a cookbook festival celebrating local talent, will take place at the Boston Public Market, Boston’s indoor, year round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, on June 17-18, 2016. The Cookbook Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Party will include foods prepared by local celebrity chef cookbook authors, including Andy Husbands (Tremont 647,Sister Sorel, and Smoke Shop), as well as specialty cocktails with local distillers, local beer and wine. A juried committee of established cookbook experts will give awards in six categories of cookbooks and books related to food written by New England authors, or books devoted to a New England food subject. The “People's Choice Cookbook of the Year” will also be awarded based on online voting by cookbook fans across the region.

The Readable Festival will feature a stellar line-up of free cooking demonstrations and seminars, pairing cookbook authors with industry experts and Boston Public Market vendors to share techniques and wisdom. A Boston Cookbook Sale and Signing Lounge will feature titles by Readable Feast participants, as well as new releases and time-tested favorites. Signings and Q&A’s with notable cookbook authors will be scheduled throughout the day. For up-to-date information, visit www.thereadablefeast.com.

Photographer Puts the Spotlight on Black Dogs in Beautiful New Series

October 30, 2015
Woofpedia, by the American Kennel Club, featured photographer Fred Levy and The Black Dogs Project in a recent feature for its members. The story traces the history of the project and Levy's interest in finding homes for dark-coated dogs.

WOOFipedia celebrates all dogs, and the people who love them. Its aim is to engage, entertain, and educate. The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.

See the story and photos from the book here.

Visual Guide to Cake Decorating is a Finalist for Cake Masters Magazine Awards

October 10, 2015
The Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating is one of four finalists for the upcoming Cake Masters Magazine Awards 2015. Cake Masters Magazine is one of the fastest growing cake decorating magazines.

In Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating, Elizabeth Marek shows beginner-cake-decorators how to get started with stylish cake decorating techniques. Using an easy, visual step-by-step format with hundreds of stunning photos, the book guides readers through the tools, recipes and basics of decorating. It also features principles of simple cake design using buttercream frosting, fondant, gumpaste, and more. From party cakes and wedding cakes to more advanced 3D cakes, this book explores a full range of cake decorating for beginners to professional-level. The book is published by Race Point Publishing.

The monthly magazine is distributed across the UK, in major supermarkets and high street retailers. In addition to its UK distribution, the magazine is available on Australian newsstands, stocked in Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores in the US and stocked in CNA stores in South Africa. The magazine also has subscribers in more than 44 countries.

Quarto Gets Into Custom Cookbook Game

September 16, 2015

Over the past three years, Quarto Publishing Group, USA has focused on growing its cookbook list. In 2012, it had 35 food and cooking titles, many on what were then considered niche subjects like vegan cooking and low-sodium food. Today, the press has tripled the number of titles on its list to more than 100.

Quarto v-p, marketing director Amy Yodanis said that Quarto has also broadened its list with books like Michelle Cordero’s recently released Jelly Shots (Race Point), as well as series likeKids Cook French (Quarry Books) by Claudine Pépin, illustrated by her chef father, Jacques Pepin. And it launched a new initiative, This Is Your Cookbook, to allow consumers to produce and print high-quality hardcover cookbooks with their own or favorite Quarto recipes.

See the full Publishers Weekly story here .

Coloring Books Continue to Receive Media Attention

September 3, 2015
Color Me Happy and Color Me Calm are two of the adult coloring books featured in a story by the New York Daily News.

Ken Fund, Quarto Publishing Group USA CEO, and Jeannine Dillon, Race Point Publishing Editorial Director, were both quoted in the story.

"The selling point for many is about finding tranquility, said Dillon. Dillon said she worked with an art therapist to "design the artwork to be calming."

See the entire story here .

Race Point Author Shares Tips on Successful Blogging

August 20, 2015
Sally McKenney (Quinn), author of Sally's Baking Addiction and Sally's Candy Addiction, is one  of several successful food bloggers profiled in a story on blogging that appears on CNBC.com.

The story offers the blogger's tips on how to make a living blogging.

See the story here.